Each show is produced and hosted by one of David Mooney and Sam Roscoe. David created the show in 2009 and Sam came on board in 2012 - both now dedicate a lot of time to keeping the show running. Alongside them, there are a number of regular guests and panellists who give their expert opinions throughout the season.
Why fund the show?We feel the quality of the recording is very important. At the moment, we're currently looking for a new home as the radio studio we previously used is no longer available on a regular basis - but still each show is recorded in quality, rather than by Skype or phone line.
On top of that, the two hosts can spend up to ten hours a week producing the show - be it before or after the recording, sourcing and conducting interviews, or researching, writing, recording and mixing the pre-recorded features - and the panellists give up their evenings to be on the podcast, too. We'd like to be able to give a little back to all involved.
The main podcast will ALWAYS be free to listen to, though there will be exclusive extras for Patreon backers here - extended interviews or additional, supplement shows. It's a kind of "pay what you think it's worth" or "pay what you can" scenario.